More than 188 dead in floods across Germany and Belgium

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Flooding in western Germany killed more than 188 people and injured over 650, officials said on Sunday.

The worst floods in Germany in more than 200 years, caused by heavy rains in the middle of the week, wreaked havoc on towns and villages in the western regions bordering Belgium and France.

At least 110 people were killed in the Rhineland-Palatinate state’s hard-hit Ahrweiler district, according to the Koblenz Police Department. It also reported 670 flood-related injuries.

Officials in neighboring North Rhine-Westphalia confirmed 45 deaths.

The worst floods in Germany in more than 200 years, caused by heavy rains in the middle of the week, wreaked havoc on towns and villages in the western regions bordering Belgium and France.

The worst floods in Germany in more than 200 years, caused by heavy rains in the middle of the week…

Heavy rains pelted the eastern state of Saxony and the Upper Bavaria region on Saturday, forcing hundreds of residents to flee. According to local media, at least one person was killed in the flooded area.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to visit the flood-ravaged Rhineland-Palatinate region today, as her coalition government works on a financial aid package to assist flood victims.

The German public broadcaster ARD has also launched a fundraising campaign for the victims.

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